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Suspect in custody after standoff Sunday evening in Spicer, Minnesota

Kandiyohi County Sheriff's officers used non-lethal impact rounds to take a 60-year-old female suspect into custody after responding to reports of shots being fired in a Spicer home Sunday evening.

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SPICER — A 60-year-old female suspect was subdued with non-lethal rounds and taken into custody after a standoff with law enforcement in Spicer on Sunday evening.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a report of shots being fired in a home on the 200 block of Fifth Avenue in Spicer around 5:54 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff Eric Holien.

The responding officers evacuated residents of the house and from nearby homes to a safe location. The Kandiyohi-Meeker SWAT Team responded and set up a perimeter.

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Initial attempts to contact the 60-year-old female suspect failed. The Kandi-Meeker SWAT team used a loudspeaker system and the suspect exited the home but was not fully compliant, according to the release.

Officers deployed non-lethal impact rounds and the suspect was subdued without further incident.

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She is being held in Kandiyohi County Jail. The case remains under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

Assisting the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office were Kandi-Meeker SWAT, Willmar Police Department and New London Ambulance.

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